Pregnancy Stages: The First Trimester

Well your journey to motherhood officially begins now that you are pregnant, and you begin the first stage of three pregnancy stages. Your Pregnancy can be broken down into three Stages, which are commonly known as the three Trimesters of Pregnancy.

Pregnancy Stages: The First Trimester

The first trimester of your pregnancy will be the first 14 weeks, and although you may not start showing your pregnancy, this is probably the stage where there is the most rapid development of your entire pregnancy. In just a short time your baby will grow from just a few cells to developing eyes, ears toes and even urine.

You will also, unfortunately, go through some real uncomfortable times as you start to experience some of the pregnancy symptoms, such as the dreaded morning sickness and fatigue. Your body will also going to go through hormonal changes, which will affect both your body and, yes, even your mind. On the upside, many of these discomforts will go away after the first trimester, and you will be able to enjoy your pregnancy just as you should.
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Nutrition and exercise are very important during pregnancy, after all, the healthier you are, the healthier your baby will be. However, during this chapter I want to focus on the miracle, which is rapidly growing inside you, but that’s not to say that I am going to neglect the other very important factors, such as nutrition and exercise, as those will be discussed in later chapters.

You do although, need to keep in mind as we go through the stages of your pregnancy, that each pregnancy is unique, and growth may differ with each pregnancy.

What Happens to you and your baby during the first pregnancy stages :

Your baby will develop the following:

  • Your baby will rapidly develop from just a few cells to an embryo in just 14 weeks.
  • Your baby will start to develop eyes, bones, teeth buds, nose, ears, vital organs, fingers, toes and even urine
  • Your baby’s genitals will also be formed and should even be Recognizable by the end of this trimester

How you will be affected During this first trimester

  • You will miss your first period, and will need to confirm your pregnancy by having a pregnancy test
  • Your breasts will increase in size and become sensitive as the milk glands start to multiply in number.
  • You may begin to experience the dreaded morning sickness
  • You will start to show by the end of this trimester.

What you should be doing during this first trimester

  • Cut down on your intake of caffeine
  • Keep the intake of alcohol to a minimum
  • Wear loose fitting clothes
  • Get a pair of shoes that are comfortable.
  • Drink Plenty of fluids
  • Ensure that you are eating a healthy diet

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